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a moment. i remember when you were filling in on cnn and interviewing former president clinton and said look, his business record is a good thing, has a lot of qualifications, but you say mitt romney is not qualified to be president. even those who oppose mitt romney, that's not a criticism that's often lodged. what disqualifies him from running the country in your judgment? >> i take colin powell's point of view, when he says that you know, the president rescueed the economy when it was failing, romney never gives him credit for that, which would be the fair thing to do. the president didn't inherit a healthy economy but a great recession caused by bush, two wars and previous administration. and also general powell talks about how that his foreign decisions, i'll keep troops in afghanistan, won't keep troops in afghanistan, these indesisive things are not what makes the word go around. i personally was with david cameron when mitt romney came to london to talk about the olympics and managed to insult the british. the british, our number one ally by criticizing their handling of the oly
heat. a cnn poll finds mitt romney holding a slight lead over president obama, 48-47%. while a new gallop poll shows a majority of americans think president obama will win reelection. >> hundreds of voters waited in the dark and the cold tonight to help decide the presidential race and weigh in on three big issues in maryland. early voting resumes in maryland after sandy. lines wrapped around buildings this afternoon. some people waited three hours to vote. early voting in maryland will be extended until friday and polling places will stay open until 9:00 p.m. >> coming up tonight, a traffic nightmare up in new york as they struggle to get back to a normal day after the hurricane. >> one man wanted for three attacks in our area. >> heightened police presence this halloween. we are live as super heroes and goblins are on the streets of georgetown. >>> investigators are looking for 25-year-old lawrence stuart, ii. he is suspected of throwing homemade pipe bombs into three different houses in staff ford county and in fredericksburg, yesterday. his intended targets were his exgirlfrien
magazine's john heilemann. cnn's gloria borger. the grio and msnbc's joy reid. and the huffington post howard fineman. first up, here we are in the time capsule. the weekend before the election asking why is this so close? still so unpredictable. both men face big hurdles to getting elected and that's why it's so close. president obama's got the jobless he inherited but can't quite beat. friday's new jobs report was encouraging but gains are still behind what we need. in a reflection of that, 62% of voters say they would like or want major changes in an obama second term. and on the other side, mitt romney's a challenge that normally blocks any presidential candidate. not even 30% of voters think he understands the average american. john, these are amazing handicaps. the unemployment situation still high. sort of remoteness of mitt romney from the voter. they both carry these burdens. is this why it's so close? >> yes. in one word. and i'll give you a few more. what the president has been unbootable incumbent for really his entire term in office. you think about the condition of the ma
in colorado. even cnn was reporting that the crowds were much smaller this year. >> but, tom, you're focused on the closing arguments. >> they are negative, about keeping the other guy out. it's not about enthusiasm with all due respect, mr. mayor, for the candidates on either side. there's great fear in the republican party that obama will get four more years. there's not a passion al love affair with mitt romney. there's been a lot of disappointment in your party with the president of the united states. on the other hand, there's greater fear that mitt romney is going to get into office. so more than any other time that i've been doing all of this, i have seen in the closing days fear take over. and more negative campaigning. it's not about me, it's about keeping the other guy out. i think that's what's going on here. >> savannah, we think about the question, why is it that incumbents lose? you go back to the first president bush. he had a problem with his base. no new taxes. he breaks that pledge. but also a down economy. jimmy carter has a down economy as well. and the reality is, that t
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